2012 SAUVIGNON BLANC Retail $28/bottle. Crisp, citrusy and light, with hints of lime, grapefruit and kiwi. Refreshing well chilled. 106 cases made.
2011 RUSSIAN OAK CHARDONNAY Retail $22/bottle. Hay yellow in color, reminiscent of a white Burgundy, Maçonnais or Chablis. Fresh, bright, lean and crisp with a hint of citrus and tart raspberry. 160 cases made.
2012 STAINLESS STEEL CHARDONNAY Retail $ 22/bottle. Light and crisp with a hint of citrus, reminiscent of a Chablis.
2012 ROSÉ WINE Retail $18/bottle. Fresh, perky and off-dry. A nose of strawberry with a hint of raspberry in the finish. Excellent with lighter foods. 75 cases made.
2012 BLANC DE NOIR Retail $24/bottle. A blend of merlot and our first malbec and syrah. Peach and apricot with traces of honeysuckle in this lovely off-dry summer wine. 98 cases made.
2008 AQUEBOGUE ESTATE MERLOT Retail $24/bottle. This ripe and pleasant merlot is deliciously smooth-drinking, and wants to come home with you! 195 cases made
2007 CHÂTEAU RESERVE MERLOT Retail $30/bottle. Rich, dark, smoky aromas with dark fruits on the palate, and a long, languorous finish. 87 cases made.
HUNGARIAN OAK MERLOT Retail $25/bottle. SOLD OUT: 2012 COMING SOON, early 2014
2010 CABERNET FRANC Retail $25/bottle. Our first ever 100% Cabernet Franc. From grapes grown in Cutchogue by Reilly Cellars. 75 cases made
2008 AQUEBOGUE ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON Retail $30/bottle.
2008 CANADIAN OAK CABERNET SAUVIGNON Retail $32/bottle. Wine Enthusiast (10/1/11): “Darkly toasted Canadian oak reveals itself through layers of vanilla, smoke and burnt sugar on the nose of this lovely North Fork Cab. On the palate, bright acidity shines through a concentrated black cherry palate flecked with hints of dark caramel and freshly cut mint.” Rich and elegant; America’s only red wine aged in oak grown in forests near Toronto. 150 cases made.
2010 AQUEBOGUE ESTATE BLEND Retail $32/bottle. Our first meritage. A smooth blend of 50% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot and 25% cabernet franc.
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WINEMAKING OUTSIDE THE BOX
Theresa Dilworth, owner and winemaker, has pioneered the use of Hungarian, Russian and Canadian oak barrels, in addition to the more classic French oak.
In the barrel-fermented Russian Oak Chardonnay, the subtlety of Russian oak barrels lends just a hint of tannins and creaminess, balancing the acidity and fruitiness of the cool-climate chardonnay. The very first release of the Russian Oak Chardonnay, the 2002, won “BEST CHARDONNAY” in Dan’s Papers “Best of the Best” in 2005, and the previous year, the winery won “BEST NEW WINERY”.
The Comtesse Thérèse Hungarian Oak Merlot, with a hint of spice, is another wine popular for twelve years since it was first released in 2001. Wine Enthusiast magazine, in December 2010, called the 2005 Hungarian Oak Merlot “a “surprisingly sexy, supple wine”. See the links at left for more reviews. In 2004, the Hungarian Oak Merlot won “BEST MERLOT IN NEW YORK” at the statewide NY Wine and Food Classic, out of 54 merlots and 194 wineries across New York state.
The excellent 2007 vintage saw the debut of the world’s first-ever Comtesse Thérèse Canadian Oak Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery is the first on the east coast of the U.S. to use Canadian oak barrels.
In 2010, the winery released its first 100% Cabernet Franc, from grapes grown by Reilly Cellars of Cutchogue. In 2010, the winery made its first meritage, a blend of 50% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot, and 25% cabernet franc.
In October 2011, the vineyard’s first malbec and syrah grapes were harvested. These grapes found their way into the 2011 Blanc de Noir. The 2011 vintage also marked the winery’s first release of a stainless-steel fermented in addition to the barrel-fermented Russian Oak chardonnay.
The 2012 vintage will see our first red malbec/merlot blend.